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The 13 Biggest Living Room Trends of 2016 + More Design Links We Loved This Week

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An app that helps you visualize design changes before you spring for them, and more home links we loved this week.

Photo by Pari (via Dwell)

A new app called Pair uses the camera on your smartphone or tablet to help you envision (and weight the pros/cons of) design changes in a space. Point the camera, drop in and arrange a piece of furniture you're considering, and decide if you like how it looks. (Dwell)

Photo by Piotr Stoklosa (via My Modern Met)

Karl Lagerfeld's home library is so massive it takes up every inch of wall space—and he stacks the books in mini-piles horizontally, wedging larger books up and down between them, for a completely novel look. (My Modern Met).

Photos by 1st Option (via Emily Henderson), Marie Claire (via Emily Henderson)

From low, chunky furniture to limewashed walls—a Belgian technique resulting in a dusty finish—Emily Henderson's 13 predictions for living room design trends for 2016 have us ready for the future. (Style by Emily Henderson)

Photo by Anders Bergstedt for Entrance Makleri (via Dusk Jacket Attic)

We're already all about black walls, but what about glossy black floors, deep black windowsills, jet black doors? Yes to all of it, inspired by this wonderful Nordic apartment. (Dust Jacket Attick)

Photo by The New York Times

In a recent rebranding effort, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has been working a new logo into their marketing material—to largely negative feedback (the architecture critic for New York Magazine called it a "graphic misfire"). First they did away with the metal buttons, now this—what's next? (The New York Times)

Photo by Ito Toru (via Curbed)

A current exhibit at the Nippon Club gallery in New York City focuses on how creative design solutions are helping to rebuild post-earthquake Japan. (Curbed)

Tags: trends, apps, bookshelves, art, small space design